Dirk returned to school In the fall of 2003 after a 43 year absence and took a basic wood working night course. One of the topics covered during the course was sharpening plane blades and chisels along with a lesson on turning a spindle. This part of the course really opened up a whole new area of interest for him, and he embarked on his present passion of turning bowls, platters, hollow forms, Christmas tree ornaments and anything else that he can find information on.
After retiring from his profession of 33 years Dirk and his wife moved to Meaford in the summer of 2007 he could then focus more of his time and attention to his passion of wood turning. Since his initial lesson on spindle turning Dirk taught himself the ins and outs of bowl turning as well as different methods of turning. In his pieces Dirk tries to bring out the natural beauty and grain of the item his is turning. He loves the idea of trying something new and the making of his own hollowing tools.
Of all of the different woods available Dirk enjoys working with native woods of the area and also being retired it is even better if he can find his own source without having to shell out the pension to feed his hobby. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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